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Downtown Bend Library

Downtown Bend

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601 N.W. Wall Street
Bend, OR 97703

Phone: (541) 617-7050
Fax: (541) 617-7083

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The Downtown Bend Library was designed by Thomas Hacker and Associates of Portland, Oregon. The two-story, 38,855-square-foot library opened in 1998 and features exposed beams and high ceilings, complemented with eastward-facing windows, looking over Bend’s civic square.

The library’s large children’s area, located on the ground floor, includes an interactive Early Learning Space. You’ll also find a large community space, the Brooks Room, on the first floor that hosts story times for children as well as cultural programs for teens and adults. The second floor of the library houses teen and adult print and digital materials, as well as public computers, a meeting room, and reading and study spaces. Rotating art exhibitions reflect the talent of the local community. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

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  • Mar 2 2021

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    This program will be available Tuesdays via YouTube at https://bit.ly/2Yaurca

    Join community librarians for songs, rhymes, stories and fun!

    Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your young child will prepare them for learning how to read, and will teach them the six skills needed to read. A child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words, has a definite advantage. You can help those skills develop with story time!

    For more information about early literacy and how to talk, read, rhyme, play and write with your child, visit: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/kids/literacy

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  • Mar 2 2021

    3:00 PM - Tuesday - * Registration Required

    Write a grant proposal in six weeks with this Gale Course.

    Join a Deschutes Public Library learning circle and write your grant proposal. If you've never written a grant proposal or have struggled writing one in the past then this is the class for you. Learn how to become fully familiar with the institution or project for which you are requesting support, prepare background and financial statements, and how to put everything together so you can assemble, write, and submit complete grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and wealthy individuals for any number of projects.

    Learning circles are free, peer-led study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public space. This circle will follow the Writing Effective Grant Proposals class offered through Gale Courses, an online learning platform accessed with your library card.

    Two lectures are posted each week with suggested assignments. Learning circle participants will meet virtually via Zoom conference once a week to discuss the lectures and share insights and feedback on the assignments.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Tuesdays, February 9 through March 23. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

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  • Mar 2 2021

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    Legal Aid Services of Oregon will explain the basics of how Unemployment Insurance works, and who can get these benefits.

    Learn from an attorney what your options are if you are denied unemployment benefits, the most common legal issues that cause denials, and how to appeal if you were denied benefits incorrectly. This presentation will also explain what you can do if the Oregon Employment Department says you have an overpayment and need to pay back the money you have already received.

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  • Mar 3 2021

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Pick up your weekly craft or activity kit for children! Kits will vary by week and are good for preschool aged children. Some will be appropriate for younger ages with heavy parent help.

    Supplies are limited and will be first come, first served.

    All supplies are to be taken home, no crafting will be done in the library.

    Supplies are limited and will be first come, first served.

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  • Mar 3 2021

    3:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Listen to an excerpt of A Boy Called Bat by Elana Arnold, and get excited for one of Oregon's Battle of the Books titles for the 2020-2021 school year. This book is recommended for ages 6-10.

    This book is available as a downloadable audiobook via Hoopla and OverDrive, downloadable ebook via Overdrive (free with your Deschutes Public Library card), CD or in paper format.

    Part one of our three part series around A Boy Called Bat, a 2020-2021 OBOB selection for grades 3-5.
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  • Mar 3 2021

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Get an online 30-minute consultation with a local lawyer through Zoom conference.

    Lawyers are able to help with general civil-law questions including family law, employment, housing, estate planning and more. We are unable to help with criminal law questions.

    Advance registration is required and appointment times run from 5:30-7:30pm.

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-617-7089.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

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    Obtenga una consulta en línea de 30 minutos con un abogado local a través de conferencia por Zoom.

    Los abogados pueden ayudar con preguntas generales de derecho civil; incluyendo derecho de familia, empleo, vivienda, planificación patrimonial y más. No podemos ayudar con preguntas de derecho penal.

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a rodrigog@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

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  • Mar 3 2021

    6:30 PM - Wednesday -

    This is a live webinar. Click here to join the program https://zoom.us/j/96001577364?pwd=Q3ZVak1DSEl4VllJZWM1bjRBQjc0QT09 or click "Join Webinar" above.

    This presentation will not be recorded.

    The animal care team at Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory will share experiences from inside wildlife rehabilitation. From a baby bird found out of the nest, to injured squirrels, or a bird colliding with a window, we’ll review some of the common cases we see in Sunriver each year. Because sometimes doing nothing is the best answer, we’ll discuss the questions you can ask yourself to determine if an animal really needs help from a wildlife agency or rehabilitation facility.

    There will be an opportunity for audience questions and conversation following the presentation.

    The Sunriver Nature Center mission is to inspire present and future generations to cherish and understand our natural world. Programs and activities geared for children, adults, and families, are held throughout the year. Bird walks, lectures, and workshops are offered in the spring, summer and fall and provide ample opportunities for the lifelong learner to enjoy nature and the cosmos. Families can enjoy a Star Dome planetarium show, build and launch rockets, or join a nature hike together. A visit to Sunriver is not complete without a stop at Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory!
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  • Mar 4 2021

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, and movement.
    This video will premiere live on Facebook at 10:00 a.m.; visit www.facebook.com/deschuteslibrary to tune in.” Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Fun for everyone with opportunities to sing, join in on movement rhymes

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  • Mar 4 2021

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Learn best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions. In this session we’ll introduce you to Google Analytics, determine which tools and reports are best for your business and how to interpret reports.

    This workshop is brought to you through a partnership between the library, #Grow with Google, and Central Oregon SCORE. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. For more information about Central Oregon SCORE please visit their web site at http://centraloregon.score.org.

    This is a virtual session via Zoom and registration is required.

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  • Mar 4 2021

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    For tickets visit www.dplfoundation.org

    New York Times reporters NICHOLAS KRISTOF and SHERYL WuDUNN received a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square movement. Kristof and WuDunn are the authors of the bestselling book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Their most recent book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, follows, in part, the lives of some of the people Kristof grew up with near Yamhill, Oregon.

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  • Mar 5 2021

    2:00 PM - Friday -

    This program will be available to watch on-demand beginning March 5th at 2:00 p.m.

    Learn about local plants' medical properties and ethical harvesting. Clinical Herbalist Holly Hutton shares her in-depth knowledge on plants in our bioregion and their herbal properties, including their ethnobotanical history. Medicinal herbs that grow in and around Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties will be discussed.

    Holly Hutton (RH, AHG) is a clinical herbalist, teacher, product manufacturer, and grower of medicinal herbs. She is a faculty member of East West School of Planetary Herbology and Vice President of the American Herbalists Guild. She holds an East West Certified Herbalist certificate from the East West School of Planetary Herbology and mentored with Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa. Holly focuses much of her time exploring her bioregion and working on a book about local herbs and their traditional uses. In addition to working with people, she owns a small herbal products company, Herbal Goddess Medicinals, teaches at Central Oregon Community College and grows and sells medicinal herbs in Bend, Oregon. For more information visit: http://www.herbalgoddessmedicals.com/

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  • Mar 6 2021

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    Divertidos tiempos de cuentos virtuales con sus bibliotecarios Carly y Rodrigo.Toda la familia está invitada a este tiempo de cuentos virtual que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Instalaciones nuevas se estrenan en YouTube cada otro sábado a las 10am. Para ver este programa, haga clic en el enlace de abajo o introduzca esta dirección a su navegador web; https://bit.ly/2Vfrh53. Puede encontrar otros programas familiares divertidos en nuestra cuenta de YouTube.
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